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Screen Fuzzy & Going Crazy!


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#1 FRISC0

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:33 PM

Okay so I was playing a game called Minecraft, as you do, and sometimes when I play, the game will crash and my video card will say something along the lines of 'NVIDIA has been recovered and has restarted'. Although, this time I was worried because the game crashed, and the screen started propelling these bits all across the screen. I managed to get a print screen of what was happening, but when I clicked Logoff, the fuzzy went away, but came back once logged back on - I had to restart to stop it.

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So I just wanted to know if anyone had any ideas why this was happening, and why it always crashes when I 'do to much' on my game at once. I've recently installed another 2GB ram (now 4GB overall) and I thought that would sort the problem. The game usually gets to about 1,200,000k memory then it'll crash up in that region and cause this.

Under device manager it says I have NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT.

Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:16 PM

Are you sure the card isn't overheating?
Have you run a memory test on your system memory?

As a test how about removing the original memory and running with the new memory only as a test?

I asked about overheating since it always crashes when you say the game is using a certain amount of memory, more or less.

This could mean you have been working the card hard to get to that point and it is overheating.

try running it where you reach the card (Desktop?) and see if it is getting hot, it may need cleaning.

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 01:36 PM

Hey, thanks for the reply :)

I'm not sure how I check this! Sorry for being a noob.

Any suggestions to do a memory test? I'd rather not download a random one without knowing what I'm doing with it.

(I also have no idea where it is in my PC)

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

Hi, If you go to www.microsoft.com and search for memory test Microsoft has one that they provide.

In Windows 7 click on the lower left start orb and put memory in the search box. That should show the Windows memory diagnostic at the top of the results and you can run that one. I don't recall in Vista.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:37 AM

Thanks,

Sorry my internet has been down for about a week.

I will try scan tomorrow and post results :)

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:02 AM

Hello Frisco,

This is a general GPU overheating symptom... it is best to check your temperature.

Normally for Geforce it is situated in the control center.

Otherwise download nvidia system tools:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nvidia_system_tools_6.02.html
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:14 AM

I'll install this and then report back ! :)

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 04:51 PM

Ive been watching the temperature and It's always green. Highest it goes really is 40c but I dont know if thats the cause of it freezing the game to a standstill as the memory rockets while playing games?




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